Theodore A. Livingston: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Theodore A. Livingston

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 7180

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions M&A
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Consumer Litigation & Class Actions
  • Telecommunications
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 7180
Fax: +1 312 706 8649
University McPherson College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1969
Law SchoolThe University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1973
Admitted1973, Illinois; 1973, Illinois Supreme Court; 1973, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; 1975, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; 1982, Trial Bar of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; 1984, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; 1988, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; 1997, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; 1998, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; 1998, US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; 1998, US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; 1998, US District Court for the Western District of Michigan; 2000, US Supreme Court; 2001, US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; 2007, US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2007, US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; 2009, US District Court for the Northern District Florida; 2011, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


American Bar Association - Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section; Antitrust Law Section; Communications Law Forum; Dispute Resolution Section; Litigation Section; Public Utilities, Communications and Transportation Law Section (Chairman of Communications, Cable and Internet Committee)

Trustee, United Methodist Higher Education Foundation


'The guy the clients love' . . . described by the market as having 'a firmer grasp of telecom issues than just about anyone'

(Chambers USA 2006); colourfully described by one admiring peer as a 'master of the telecoms' universe!' (Chambers Global Guide 2007).

Theodore (Ted) Livingston is a partner in the Chicago office of Mayer Brown's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice. Ted is a trial and appellate lawyer whose practice most recently has focused primarily on commercial and regulatory-related litigation involving the communications industry. He has served as lead trial counsel for AT&T Inc. and its affiliates and predecessors in communications-related commercial, regulatory and antitrust litigation, for the past fifteen years, before state regulatory commissions and federal and state trial courts throughout the country, including in California, Texas, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. In addition, in the past few years, Ted has argued, and won, for AT&T affiliates six communications-related cases in the federal courts of appeals (several of which are highlighted under Experience below).

Ted has been ranked as a Band One lawyer in Communications Law each year since 2003 by Chambers USA, as well as by Chambers Global Guide (2008). Ted has also been ranked by Legal 500 US as one of the leading lawyers in Telecoms Litigation and Regulation, one of eight lawyers (2010) and eleven lawyers (2011) so recognized nationwide. As reported by Chambers USA (2005), Ted is respected nationally as an 'excellent' lead attorney and 'first-class oral advocate.' This past year, Chambers USA (2011) referred to him as 'experienced and super-smart' . . . a litigation specialist, taking on regulatory, commercial and antitrust disputes in the telecom sector. And Legal 500 US (2011) reports that he offers 'excellent value, knowledge, advice and results.'

Ted joined Mayer Brown in 1973 and has been a partner since 1980. Prior to and concurrent with his professional life over the past fifteen years as a telecom litigator, Ted has litigated a variety of commercial cases - ranging from antitrust, audit malpractice, securities fraud, and contract disputes to business torts and consumer class actions. He has done this for the past 36 years in federal and state courts throughout the country. He has tried to decision several dozen cases, including in major federal court jury trials.

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Theodore A. Livingston

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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